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We continued to care for the lovely green landscape at Cranks’ Roost.  Probably because of being preoccupied with our garden tour, we did not clear any further into the wooded area, which I want to do.  Here are some photos of the garden through the year.

spring

March

early March

22 march

22 march

22 March

22 March

22 March

22 March

summer

front gate

front gate

patio

patio

boxwood and daisies

boxwood and daisies

boxwood

boxwood

gold and green

gold and green

green on green

green on green

a rivulet of Geranium 'Rozanne'

a rivulet of Geranium ‘Rozanne’

view south from patio

view south from patio

Cryptomeria 'Sekkan Sugi'

Cryptomeria ‘Sekkan Sugi’

The plant for 2013 is to get two more of these, which is going to require some plant juggling.

Japanese maple (looking north to patio)

Japanese maple (looking north to patio)
stump birdhouse

stump birdhouse

back porch

back porch

tools

tools

rose

rose

rose

rose

bench

bench

daisies by the patio

daisies by the patio

Autumn

One way that we will find room for another Cyrptomeria is with the removal of this Juniper.  It is not happy with wet feet.

sad Juniper

sad Juniper

Fortunately it was very inexpensive tree.  The same one is going great at Marilyn’s garden in dryer soil.

the first fallen leaves with dark pink Schizostylis in bloom

the first fallen leaves with dark pink Schizostylis in bloom

honeysuckle berries on front fence

honeysuckle berries on front fence

autumn

autumn

lacecap hydrangea

lacecap hydrangea

willows after pruning (to keep the path open)

willows after pruning (to keep the path open)

in the flower bed

in the flower bed

leaves

leaves

autumn carpet

autumn carpet

Japanese maple

Japanese maple

So…for 2013, our main task is to get two more gold Cryptomerias and do some more pruning of willows to let more light into the back yard and make the other trees happier.

I wish it were easier to get the Cryptos here….I think we will have to go at least as far as Seaside, Oregon, to acquire them.

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into the autumn….still with no rain…at Klipsan Beach Cottages.

4 October

Agapanthus seedheads

Agapanthus seedheads

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and Sanvitalia

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ and Sanvitalia

climbing roses

climbing roses

roses

roses

rose and Melianthus major

rose and Melianthus major

Knock Out rose

Knock Out rose

Knock Out roses

Knock Out roses

sweet peas

sweet peas

white sweet peas

white sweet peas

Hydrangea 'Izu no Hana'

Hydrangea ‘Izu no Hana’

a Clematis from Joy Creek Nursery

a Clematis from Joy Creek Nursery

Dierama (Angel's Fishing Rod) seedheads

Dierama (Angel’s Fishing Rod) seedheads

driveway garden

driveway garden

Mary’s idea for 2013 is to make the shape of the driveway garden by the house more curvaceous.

10 October

office

office

At last I have some photos that show how it all fits together.  You drive in and park below the office…where you would have the view below:

from the driveway parking:  view across lawn to the fenced garden (looking northwest)

from the driveway parking: view across lawn to the fenced garden (looking northwest)

Fuschia containers by the driveway

Fuschia containers by the driveway

golden yews at center of fenced garden

golden yews at center of fenced garden
second area of fenced garden.  To the left, Hydrangea 'Izu No Hana'

second area of fenced garden. To the left, Hydrangea ‘Izu No Hana’

Hydrangea 'Izu No Hana' flower

Hydrangea ‘Izu No Hana’ flower

lower fenced garden with Knock Out roses and view of cottages

lower fenced garden with Knock Out roses and view of cottages

sweet peas

sweet peas

sweet peas and cottages

sweet peas and cottages

figs

figs

Bronze fennel (now officially considered something of a noxious weed)

Bronze fennel (now officially considered something of a noxious weed)

In the foreground, above, Sedumn ‘Autumn Joy’ and Euphobia characias wulfenii, which bloomed mightily and at length in the early spring.

Salvia patens and Helichrysum 'Limelight' in center of fenced garden

Salvia patens and Helichrysum ‘Limelight’ in center of fenced garden

Salvia africana-lutea in a container

Salvia africana-lutea in a container

The above very cool brown Salvia has leaves that smell, to me, a bit of root beer.  I have brought it through winter in a cold greenhouse before.

In the background above, the fabulously tall Thalictrum ‘Elin’ from Dan Hinkley’s Heronswood.

Rose, Coreopsis 'Flower Tower', Melianthus major

Rose, Coreopsis ‘Flower Tower’, Melianthus major

I got Coreopsis ‘Flower Tower’ from Joy Creek Nursery a couple of years ago, and in summer 2012 was able to get more at The Basket Case Greenhouse locally.  It is a fun plant because the usual small yellow coreopsis flowers bloom on a towering stem that can get taller than me.

25 October

flowering currant

flowering currant

From the bench above, looking south, we have this view of the garden:

looking south

looking south

On the very right in the background, above, you can see the tallness of Thalictrum ‘Elin’.

The showy autumn stems of the very tall Thalictrum 'Elin'

The showy autumn stems of the very tall Thalictrum ‘Elin’

Japanese maple at the A Frame

Japanese maple in the A Frame garden

mophead hydrangeas in the A Frame garden

mophead hydrangeas in the A Frame garden

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